CHAFIA D.

Holding degrees in Education, Civil Engineering and Geotechnical engineering, Chafia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her tutoring practice.

She has studied and taught in France, Turkey, Algeria and, of course, Canada. Chafia’s teaching experience spans all ages from grades 1-12 and math and sciences at the post-secondary level. Chafia prides herself in being a high achiever and has a personal initiative to help students learn and appreciate the academics and the French language.

Tina S.

Tina S. brings over 20 years of elementary education experience. With a background in teaching 2nd through 6th grades across all subjects, including in inclusive classrooms, Tina has honed her ability to meet students where they are and tailor her instruction to their needs and interests. Holding a degree in elementary education and a minor in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, along with an ESL endorsement, Tina believes in lifelong learning and fosters a supportive environment for her students to thrive. Outside of teaching, Tina enjoys spending time with her two children and two dogs, indulging in her love for animals, cooking, exercise, and cherished moments with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel B.

Rachel is a former teacher and nanny with a passion for helping students succeed. With a master’s degree from DePaul University, and a 4.0 GPA, Rachel loves to learn and share her knowledge. She gets to know her students’ background and interests before starting her lessons, as to make the information at hand pertinent to each child. With kindness and enthusiasm, Rachel strives to make learning a fun and comfortable experience for both the student and their families. Communication is her strong suit, as she enjoys sharing milestones and challenges with parents to ensure student success. In her spare time, Rachel travels the world with her husband, Cole. The pair resides in the Northwest suburbs with their two cats, and in her spare time, Rachel runs a successful photography studio out of her home office. Get in touch with Rachel today – she cannot wait to get to know you!

 

 

Neha N.

Neha is currently a teacher candidate with the Master’s of Teaching program at the University of Toronto. She recently moved to Canada, having completed her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University in California. After graduating, Neha started working as a tutor at an adolescent rehabilitation centre, where she discovered her love for teaching. She delighted in sharing her love of science with young people, organizing lab activities and educational games with the students while helping them keep up with their regular schoolwork. Working at the rehab, Neha learned the importance of rapport: she approaches each individual with compassion, humour, and the impel to not just teach, but also learn about the unique people under her care.

Neha has previously tutored in math, English, and science, teaching students from grades 2 to 12. Currently she is in the intermediate/senior cohort of her program, specializing in general science and biology. Neha also has experience tutoring in Dubai, where she attended high school and completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. While she enjoyed the warm weather of Southern California and the Gulf, Neha fell in love with the Canadian winter. In her free time she takes pleasure in admiring and appreciating nature, where she undeniably finds much of her inspiration for teaching about the natural world.

 

Shaylee C.

Shaylee Chen is a dedicated and passionate educator with a B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations (ECO) from the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Having grown up in various countries and immersed in diverse cultures, Shaylee has cultivated a profound appreciation for multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. This international background has not only refined her mastery of Mandarin Chinese but also developed her fluency in French. Her global upbringing enriches her teaching with a unique and inclusive perspective. With three years of experience in multilingual teaching environments, Shaylee possesses the skills necessary to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds. Her commitment to fostering engaging, personalized lessons, is driven by her belief that curiosity and interest are key to student success. Shaylee is eager to bring her expertise and passion for education to new opportunities and make a positive impact on the lives of her students. Outside of her professional and academic endeavors, Shaylee enjoys exploring new cultures, playing billiards, and swimming.

 

 

 

 

BRADEN K.

Braden is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree, with a specialization in Inclusive Education. He is widely recognized for his amiable nature and his genuine interest in forging meaningful connections with others, coupled with his penchant for exploring new avenues. Outside of his academic pursuits, Braden finds joy in engaging in deep conversations, hiking amidst natural landscapes, capturing moments through nature photography, and immersing himself in story-driven media.

He previously held the role of Regional Manager at a sales company before transitioning into the realm of education due to his leadership experience there where he maintains a consistent strong work ethic and a dedicated approach to any task at hand.

Braden’s teaching philosophy has been meticulously crafted to advocate for a mentorship-oriented approach within the realm of education, emphasizing the importance of nurturing individual potential over conventional instructional methods. He aspires to gain tutoring experience by establishing bonds of trust and accountability with students, guiding them towards unlocking their inherent capabilities as they progress on their educational journey.

MARIEM K.

Mariem is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in science at UBC after receiving her secondary diploma from Alberta. She has been tutoring for 4 years, which has allowed her to learn the ins and outs of the Alberta K-12 curriculum as well as know exactly how to tailor a lesson to a student’s needs and preferences. In her free time, she enjoys playing the drums, researching, and exploring funky hairstyles!

Florina C.

Florina is a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago completing her undergraduate studies in biological sciences. She grew up with natural curiosity making sense of the world around her. Florina has always been eager to learn and explore new information around her. It was during her sophomore year of high school she discovered her passion for chemistry. Her chemistry teacher facilitated the learning of a difficult subject that inspired Florina to teach teenagers and young adults in the same manner.

Florina was a college tutor and TA in her local community college that helped her work closely with students to improve their grades. She knows how it is important for students to feel confident in their work and approach problems from different angles such as using technology to address issues. Florina enjoys figuring out what motivates her students and getting things done which helps her build relationships and achieve results. In addition to her years of experience, she has strong interpersonal and communication skills that allows her to adapt to any challenge and relish the opportunity to improve academic performance, problem-solving solving and love of learning for students of different ability levels. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, boxing, dancing, and going out with friend and family to summer festivals or 5k races.

CAROL T.

Carol T. is an educator with a passion for nurturing young minds. Carol is currently studying towards receiving a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Junior/Intermediate education.

Carol’s journey in education has been diverse and enriching. During her teaching placements, she had the responsibility of planning and teaching lessons in math, science, geography, physical education, and health at the grades 7 and 8 level. Carol demonstrated skills that included the effective use of a variety of instructional strategies ensuring each student understood the concepts. Carol’s warm, friendly personality and genuine interest in her students’ enables her to quickly develop rapport. She is sensitive to the needs of a range of abilities, including students with special needs and second language learners.

Beyond the classroom, Carol is a believer in the importance of physical activity and leads group fitness classes, where she empowers others to prioritize their well-being and embrace an active lifestyle. In addition, she loves experimenting with diverse cuisines, and traveling to discover new cultures. Proudly Vietnamese/Chinese Canadian, she shows adaptability and sensitivity to cultural realities to enrich every learning journey.

Carol has a genuine love for both education and life’s adventures. So, whether in the classroom or the great outdoors, Carol is ready to inspire and empower the next generation to reach new heights.

Kenya G.

Kenya has been an educator for 4 years with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education. Her tutoring and teaching experience include Music (both piano and vocal training), Music Theory, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Calculus, and English & Language Arts. She has worked with students at the middle school, high school, and university levels in these areas. Kenya’s approach to tutoring is strength-based and collaborative, as it is important to her to work with students to create goals towards academic success. She also specializes in test-taking strategies and test prep for standardized testing, SAT, and the GRE. She enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers, and playing sudoku.